Was wondering how squeakers stay warm w/o any down feathers

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickenzoo, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I know they have a little bit of fuzz..... But not like a chicken chick. I often see the parents to some of the squeakers lolly gagging around the feeders...... Sitting in the sun..... Little squeaker shivering in the cold...... How do they stay warm besides shivering....

    Im feeding a squeaker a that got beat up, so it just got me thinking... Lol

  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Anyone? [​IMG]
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Most pairs will continue to 'brood' the squeakers until they start on the next round of eggs. Some pairs have a relatively short 'turn around' period and will start a new clutch earlier than others. In these instances early squabs may become chilled and die. I have actually had some cocks that would brood the squabs at night while the hens were setting on the new eggs.
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    The parents usually sit on the babies until their pin feathers pop open and even then they may sit on them some, especially if it's cold outside. The babies keep each other warm in the meantime, while the parents are eating and such. Some are better and more dedicated parents than others.

  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    yes most will set untill the young feather out.......

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